Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid enjoys tour of historic Saudi Arabian city

The Ruler of Dubai checked out the sights of Al-Ula while in Saudi Arabia to attend a major horse racing event

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid soaked in the sights while cheering UAE riders on to glory in a major horse race in Saudi Arabia.

The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai joined Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, on a visit to the historic city of Al-Ula.

The pair watched on as UAE competitors vied for victory in The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup.

Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Hamdan viewed the impressive landmarks on display in a city that is currently enjoying a tourism boom, courtesy of the Winter at Tantora festival.

The event runs until February 8, with the likes of the Greek start Yanni ­performing at the desert location, which is also home to the ­archaeological marvel and Unesco World Heritage Site, Madain Saleh.